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by Ralph Herold
Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Card Structure and Integrity
Topic: Fake FNM?
Replies: 8
Views: 7468

Foil cards are not suitable for a bend test and will crease. All foil promo cards, to my knowledge, have the same printing pattern as regular Magic cards. The Release Event promos have a specific foiling technique applied to them which sets them apart visually from regular foils. The FNM foils shoul...
by Ralph Herold
Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: and yet another tournament environment - States
Replies: 6
Views: 3802

bradleyjx: It is indeed possible that they are the same event. The problem is that they use two different logos and take place in two different locations (States in the US and Champs in the rest of the world), so I will probably be forced to create separate pages for them.
by Ralph Herold
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: and yet another tournament environment - States
Replies: 6
Views: 3802

and yet another tournament environment - States

It seems WotC has introduced yet another tournament environment called States: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=events/magic/states The description sounds very close to the Champs tournaments but is listed separately. Part of the accompanying price structure is a promo card (of a yet unknown ide...
by Ralph Herold
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: News about Tenth
Replies: 18
Views: 6869

I love it. Black-bordered cards simply look better. And since the foil versions have been given a black border anyway starting with 7th Edition, the change is not groundbreaking (but nonetheless highly welcome in my eyes).
by Ralph Herold
Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: Standard Magic Products
Topic: Future Sight : Logo and symbol
Replies: 6
Views: 5992

This is funny. I always interpreted the Guru symbol as a doctoral cap. Only after you called it an eye, I could see an eye in the symbol. I still think it is meant to be a doctoral cap, though.
by Ralph Herold
Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Website Concerns
Topic: New prelimininary registration method.01/01/2008
Replies: 8
Views: 12912

Such an option is not available for phpBB 2.x. I can not say how effective it would be.
by Ralph Herold
Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: Website Concerns
Topic: New prelimininary registration method.01/01/2008
Replies: 8
Views: 12912

New prelimininary registration method.01/01/2008

Hi Members. As,I will have wrote the same thing,I keep this Post from Ralph. Due to the relentless assault of spam registrations, I have decided to enable the administration approval. Whoever wants to post in this forum from now on (mere registration is - unfortunately - always possible) must send m...
by Ralph Herold
Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: Promotional and Unofficial Magic Items
Topic: Test Print City of Traitors
Replies: 8
Views: 8779

There are 24 versions of the City of Traitors misprint. You can see a list of all them as well as for all other cards here: http://www.magiclibrary.net/rarities-test.html I can not confirm every single version listed there, but from puzzling together the information I had, it seems very likely. Note...
by Ralph Herold
Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Promotional and Unofficial Magic Items
Topic: Test Print City of Traitors
Replies: 8
Views: 8779

I removed these images from the website a long time ago because they were looking crappy even back then and were just a random and incohesive selection of a vastly greater set of cards. My hope was to replace them with top quality images, but for different reasons, this plan has not come to fruition...
by Ralph Herold
Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: Website Concerns
Topic: Question about new Library
Replies: 2
Views: 4016

Thank you for your interest. The release dates of each card are still a piece of data tracked (a good example of an up-to-date and comprehensive list can be seen here ). Due to the fact that the release schedule of cards often enough collides with the internal collector's number of cards, however, I...
by Ralph Herold
Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Ultra-Pro binders
Replies: 21
Views: 6123

I am in the middle of reorganizing my entire collection and finally get rid of binders. Despite several precautionary measures, metal rings have damaged too many of my (originally mint) cards to bear it any longer. The ringless binders you which you speak have become part of my new solution. You can...
by Ralph Herold
Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Promotional and Unofficial Magic Items
Topic: New Gateway Promo Cards
Replies: 13
Views: 4811

MTG Salvation also has images of the new cards:
http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=66367
by Ralph Herold
Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Promotional and Unofficial Magic Items
Topic: new Arena promo lands discovered?
Replies: 7
Views: 4671

equi-nox76: No, he is not, sorry.
by Ralph Herold
Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Website Concerns
Topic: DCI cards
Replies: 2
Views: 4393

The problem with these cards is that they are not part of a branded program. The closest official brand I could refer them to was the DCI, hence the choice of title. I agree that the term is not ideal, so I might change it once I have a better understanding who exactly is given these cards under whi...
by Ralph Herold
Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Item Value and Availability
Topic: JJS Two Headed Dragon
Replies: 2
Views: 2712

General remark: The tournament environment is called Japan Junior Tournament, a good abbreviation would therefore be JJT.